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‘This is how we rise’ – Rural Women’s Day

A powerful short film featuring acclaimed poet Maya Angelou was launched today by IFAD on the International Day of Rural Women to raise awareness of the power and potential of rural women to help fight global hunger.

Research and data

  • 2019 Rural Development Report

    IFAD’s RDR 2019 finds that this enormous rural youth population can pay a rich dividend in terms of social and economic growth – but only if they are given the right opportunities.

  • IFAD Annual Report 2018

    Learn about IFAD's work, investments and results in our 2018 Annual Report.

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About us

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an international financial institution and a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries. 


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